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Confronting Muslims of the Americas-speaker says US may be destroyed by Allah for Koran burning
Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 27th, 2011 | Ryan Mauro

Posted on 07/27/2011 5:06:39 AM PDT by SJackson

On April 16, the United Muslim-Christian Forum (UMCF) held an interfaith event in Owego, New York, featuring Christian and Muslim speakers, including the mayor of the town. Its Web site proudly hosts a photo of Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan holding a UMCF sign. Far from the model of tolerance it casts itself as, the UMCF is a front for an anti-Semitic, Islamic extremist group named Muslims of the Americas (MOA), and the keynote speaker warned that Allah will destroy whoever supports Koran burnings, and possibly the entire country.

The MOA was exposed in the Christian Action Network’s (CAN) 2009 film, “Homegrown Jihad: Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.,” which shows that MOA “villages” (of which the group says there are 22) are used for guerilla warfare training. The Department of Homeland Security says that the MOA is linked to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistani militant group. Both follow Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, a radical cleric in Pakistan. In 1998, the State Department described ul-Fuqra as an “Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.”

Shortly after the film’s release, I obtained an MOA videotape showing female members receiving paramilitary instruction at “Islamberg” in Hancock, NY. The group responded with a ridiculous rebuttal video in December 2009, followed by a four-part series in January 2010. Since then, CAN has acquired multiple recordings of gunfire coming from “Holy Islamville” in York County, SC.

The UMCF has been able to recruit some Christians as supporters, even though this information is readily available. Speakers at the April 16 event included Father Timothy Taugher of Blessed Sacrament Church in Johnson City; Prof. Diane O’Heron of Broome Community College (and UMCF board member); and Mayor Edward Arrington, who is chairman of the Deacon Board of First Baptist Church in Owego.

The keynote speaker was Muhammad Ali Qadiri, the “mayor” of the MOA site in Red House, VA. He declared:

[Terry] Jones has started his shameful plan in order to bring about the clash between Muslims and Christians, to destroy both religions and to establish an evil empire. This man is obviously fulfilling somebody else’s agenda which can cause irreparable damage to the peace and solidarity to the USA. We have been chosen by a divine mandate to declare that if any man is allowed to burn the Holy Qur’an the fate of him and his supporters will not be any different from those people who cut the tendons of the she-camel during the time of Prophet Salih (peace be upon him); although only nine people actually cut the tendons, the Almighty destroyed the entire nation. Thus we must pass a resolution to work together.

The Christian Action Network sent me to attend the event, and I heard Qadiri tell the audience that the U.S. government must be forced to end its wars overseas and the drone strikes in Pakistan. He did condemn suicide bombings and al-taqiyya, and said Wahhabists and Shiites are not really Muslims, despite the MOA’s admiration for Iranian President Ahmadinejad.I was told that I could not film, even though it was a public event. Attendees and officials were polite, but tried to make me uncomfortable by constantly taking my picture, clearing the chairs in front of me for part of the time so I could be watched, and following my every step. I was followed into the bathroom, where someone stood right outside my stall. I was then followed back in, and back out to my vehicle.

Upon arrival, I was introduced to a spokesman, who explained to me that the group had “let other people define us” and this was an effort to show the true meaning of Islam. I was soon after brought out by one of their security personnel, who questioned me, and said I couldn’t even take pictures because “we are so much under the microscope.”

After the event, I approached Qadiri. He told me that 30 to 40 percent of the audience were Christians, which was a gross exaggeration from what I saw. I showed him a print-out from the UMCF Web site where it suggests the 9/11 attacks were a Jewish conspiracy. I read him the part that says, “This is Stage One of getting the Western World, on behalf of the Jews, to go to war with the Arab world.”

“We are trying not to get into the bashing business anymore. I mean some of this is trial and error when you go into it and the longer we do it, the more we’re finding that certain things are a little bit too offensive…categorically we do not deny anything we said,” Qadiri responded.

I then showed him a print-out of a writing by Sheikh Gilani, reading the part that says, “Jews are an example of human Satans.” After a long pause, he said, “That’s my sheikh,” followed by, “it is what it is.” I then brought up the recordings and videotape of gunfire coming from the MOA sites, to which he replied, “What is wrong with shooting your gun in the United States of America?” By this time, I had a small crowd watching, including one intimidating onlooker who kept coming closer to me, and one of the security personnel interrupted to bring the conversation to a close.

This is the organization being hailed by some elected officials as an example to be followed. It has at least 22 “villages,” some dozens of acres large, around the country where its members live in isolation. Yet, naïve Christians, government officials and reporters continue to embrace it. For too many, being known as a bridge-builder is more important than confronting extremism.

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TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islamist; moa; muslim; ny; sheikhgilani; umcf

1 posted on 07/27/2011 5:06:41 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 07/27/2011 5:26:35 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: SJackson

Laughable, Allah is a false god, (little g), so how can a non-existant entity have any power to destroy anything?


3 posted on 07/27/2011 5:40:40 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: SJackson

Bloody animals!


4 posted on 07/27/2011 5:41:08 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: DonkeyBonker

I say we call his bluff and burn another one.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 5:41:57 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: DonkeyBonker
His followers would be laughable too if they weren't so homicidally fanatical. They will destroy us if we continue to deny that they are in fact the enemy that we call terrorism.
6 posted on 07/27/2011 6:04:42 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Yes Palin CAN defeat the Obamanable snowman!)
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To: DonkeyBonker

When that entity has the backing and endorsement of the President Of The United States.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 6:10:42 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: SJackson

Why on earth we are treating this satanic cult any differently than the KKK is beyond logical thinking.

Is-Slime is incompatible with Western Civilization or any civilized society. It oppresses women. It uses children as sub-human bombs. It is nothing but a 7th century throwback cult worshiping a pedophile.

Only very weak minds (and there sure are a lot of those) believe in MO-Ham-Mud and because of their weak minds they get so easily offended and lathered up anytime their pig god is depicted in the appropriate negative light.

They are the cockroaches of humans. Difficult to eradicate and unwelcome by the rest of the world.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 6:28:29 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: SJackson

They’re looking for a fight up there. Count on it.


9 posted on 07/27/2011 7:07:49 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: DonkeyBonker; SJackson
***Laughable, Allah is a false god, (little g), so how can a non-existant entity have any power to destroy anything?***

A toothless excuse for a god if ever there was. That is why his followers must do the killing for him, he is impotent.

Vengeance is mine saith the LORD! I will repay!

10 posted on 07/27/2011 7:23:25 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Vengeance is mine saith the LORD! I will repay!

I like it better when Samuel L Jackson says it.

11 posted on 07/27/2011 7:25:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

...”The truth is,,, Your the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men. But I’m trying Ringo,,, I’m trying rrrrreal hard to be the shepherd”...


12 posted on 07/27/2011 7:33:34 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: SJackson

Since Allah is not God who gives a rats butt, flame on..
we say if you don’t burn that garbage and stop following the pervert dork Mohamm, God will destroy you....


13 posted on 07/27/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT by aces
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To: SJackson
warned that Allah will destroy whoever supports Koran burnings, and possibly the entire country.

I say the same thing about my God, the God of Abraham, Issac, Noah, and so on. Our bible is HIS word yet they burn it. Those bible burners should quake in their shoes, or whatever they wear.

14 posted on 07/27/2011 8:34:21 AM PDT by beachn4fun (The free country is no longer free.)
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To: SJackson

Well, all I have to say is my MOA is better than their MOA...


15 posted on 07/27/2011 10:40:51 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: SJackson

Uh-oh, it’s sounds like this dangerous cult has a violent anti-government militia. Can we recall Janet Reno to burn their mosque down with everybody inside?


16 posted on 07/27/2011 12:47:43 PM PDT by Kenton (No hope, loose change - Buck Ofama)
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To: stevie_d_64

Ha Ametycan peeg dog infeedel!

We haff gret beeg MOA, and you haff leetle teeny MOA!

Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad, and despair!


17 posted on 07/27/2011 12:59:51 PM PDT by papertyger
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